If you only come to Pigeon Forge for one attraction, Dollywood is it. The most famous attraction in East Tennessee didn't win that distinction without years of hard work and millions of satisfied customers - you just need to visit www.dollywood.com for any and all information regarding the park.
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Don't leave the Smokies without visiting Ripley's Aquarium. This is one of Gatlinburg's most premier attractions and one look at the complex on River Road will show you why. Whole oceans worth of sea life await you and your family at Ripley's Aquarium with video presentations, classes, divers, play area, interactive fun stuff and African Penguins (you read that right). Ripley's Aquarium is also often the site for Gatlinburg's special events. There is nothing to not love about the Aquarium, so make sure you don't leave Gatlinburg without a visit! gatlinburg-attractions.com/ripley_s_aquarium.html
Right next to Dollywood is East Tennessee's premier water park, featuring dozens of rides, slides and interactive fun ways to get soaked at high speeds, a lazy river, a wave pool, areas for younger kids,
eateries and so much more! It could take more a full day to enjoy everything Splash Country has to offer,
so see www.dollywood.com/waterpark.aspx for complete details and everything you need to build
The Old Mill
The historic center of downtown Pigeon Forge, the Old Mill is the Arts and Crafts community of the city with homemade pottery, foods, restaurants, toys, candy, gifts and much more. The Patriot Park is located just across the street and serves as the central hub of the Pigeon Forge trolley system. www.old-mill.com
The dinner and show that’s been dazzling crowds for over 20 years, Dixie Stampede is an essential part of the Pigeon Forge entertainment industry. Some of the best southern food with some of the best southern music and dancing at the same time are waiting for you at Dixie Stampede! www.dixiestampede.com
An icon in the large roster of attractions in Gatlinburg, Ober has been a site for many things for over 40 years in the city. In the winter time, it's the only place for miles around to go for skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. In the warmer season, it's a mountain-high family fun park with mini-golf, arcade, park rides, shops, indoor ice skating and more. www.obergatlinburg.com
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Give your mind one heck of a workout at Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in the center of downtown Gatlinburg. Hundreds of genuine oddities and interactive fun stuff from every corner of the planet in every epoch of history await you and your family. www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Gatlinburg's premiere theater for serious comedy and theatrical entertainment enthusiasts, Sweet Fanny Adams has had 35 successful seasons in town with no signs of slowing down! If country music isn't your thing, come to Sweet Fanny Adams for comedy stylings in the vein of Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and more. www.sweetfannyadams.com
Who would’ve expected the Titanic would end its legendary journey here in Pigeon Forge? A major surprise hit if there ever was one, the Titanic Museum is not only the coolest museum in the city, it is a center for special events and seasonal activities in town too. See everything they have going on at
Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair
A special so big, Gatlinburg has to throw it several times a year! Arts and Crafts enthusiasts better make some big plans, because the Craftsmen Fairs are HUGE - taking place in the mammoth W.L. Mills auditorium and routinely featuring over 100 artists and artisans from East TN and way beyond.
Everyone remembers rolling down the hill like a ball and wanting to do it inside a giant sphere of their own - and Zorb makes that childhood dream come true! The hills of Pigeon Forge are perfect for tumbling down in a giant, airtight and 100% safe Zorb ball with optional water for a wet ride and many more options!
Hollywood Wax Museum
The Wax Museum has grown and the expansion required a move to Pigeon Forge - what was once an awesome attraction inside a block of buildings is now a skyscraper under attack by King Kong aside a new Mt. Rushmore with Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne and more. Come see the greatest Wax Museum this side of Tussauds! www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com
A fantasy role-playing game has come to life in Pigeon Forge next to Mellow Mushroom on the parkway - an interactive medieval magic fun zone where dragons, pixies, wizards and such, like a video game you can actually travel inside of! www.magiquest.com